Recall that the total cost of transferring 22-year-old Mikhail Mudrik to the Premier League club amounted to 100 million euros. In this regard, we decided to recall the most prominent transfers from Shakhtar.
Anatoly Tymoshchuk, Zenit
Price: 15 million euros
At the beginning of 2007, Zenit offered an unprecedented amount for the Shakhtar midfielder – 15 million euros. It was a record transfer in the CIS. It is interesting that after six months Tymoshchuk could leave for free, but Zenit needed this particular player so much that Peter did not defend the price.
Dmitri Chygrynskiy, Barcelona
Price: 25 million euros
One of the strangest signings in the history of Barcelona. It happened in the summer of 2009. Then all of Europe expressed its bewilderment at this transition. And Shakhtar made a lot of money again. Chygrynskiy played only 14 matches for Barca, and then Shakhtar bought the defender back for 10 million euros.
Price: 35 million euros
In 2012, Willian from Shakhtar went to Anji for a record amount of 35 million for Russia. There, the Brazilian does not mean that he stood out a lot. But the project soon fell apart and the midfielder ended up at Chelsea, where he became a first-team player and spent seven seasons. He was increasingly called up to the Brazilian team, in which he played 70 games and won the Copa América in 2019.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Borussia Dortmund
Price: 27.5 million euros
In 2010, Shakhtar acquired an attacking midfielder from Metalurh Donetsk for €5.5 million. And three years later he sold an eminent European club for a very decent amount – 27.5 million euros. It happened in 2013.
In three years in the Bundesliga, Heinrich made a name for himself and moved up to the Premier League. By the way, at Borussia Mkhitaryan he played under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp.
First it was Manchester United, then Arsenal, then Roma and now Inter. An enviable list of clubs.
Ferdinand, Manchester City
Price: 40 million euros
And in July 2005, Shakhtar announced the conclusion of a contract with the 20-year-old midfielder from the Brazilian Atlético Paranaense Fernandinho. The operation amounted to 7.8 million euros.
And in June 2013, Fernandinho moved to Manchester City for a whopping 40 million euros at the time.
The sheikhs have already bought the city, so they did not pay the price. And the Brazilian spent 8 great years in Manchester, he played point guard with all the star coaches, he was the captain of City.
Douglas Costa, Bayern
Price: 30 million euros
In July 2015, Shakhtar’s management made another high-profile deal – they sold the player to another super club. It was the Brazilian striker Douglas Costa, 24 years old. The contract was signed for 5 years.
At Bayern, Costa played just 50 games in three years. He then ended up at Juventus, where he played more. In 2020, Costa returned to Bayern, where he firmly sat on the bench. I had to return to my homeland, to Guild. Now the striker plays for Los Angeles Galaxy.
Various recent transfers
David Neres went to Benfica for 15 million, Dodo to Fiorentina for 14.5 million, Marcos Antonio to Lazio for 7.5 million and in April 2022 Fernando went to Salzburg for 6 million.